Monthly Archives: June 2014

Weekly writing check-in: the one with the book launch

Book on a bench.

Book on a bench.

Well, yes, I launched a book this week. I also managed to do a few other things as well. A couple of submissions, some structural work on the story I call Pansy (which is the name of the main character, not the title).

You may remember that I drafted this story last year. And yes, I did. This year, I plan to redraft it. And I will! Or at least, I’m feeling optimistic about the prospect.

Why a redraft? Well, when I reached the end of the first draft, I was all: Oh, so that’s what the story should be. It will be far easier–and faster–to redraft it than to try to revise the original manuscript.

Or so I hope.

All in all, a pretty good week.

Writing Work:

Submissions:

  • Ghost in the Coffee Machine (audio market)
  • Like Bread Loves Salt

Rejections:

  • The Maze
  • Ghost in the Coffee Machine (audio market)

Acceptances:

  • None

Publications:

Keeping Quiet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Available in print and electronic format:

PrintKindleNookiBooksKoboSmashwords

Also available as a Kindle Match Book. Buy the Print version from Amazon and get the Kindle version for 99 cents! (Note: you must buy the paperback first for this to work.)

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The Fine Art of Keeping Quiet: Book Tour!

Well, admittedly, we were working with a limited budget, and the venues were small. Still, I think it went off splendidly. Here are the highlights:

Things got off to a slow start.

Things got off to a slow start.

They say this book is on fire.

They say this book is on fire.

car

As marketing techniques go, this one needs some work.

I hear this book really has legs.

I hear this book really has legs.

Coming soon to a local branch near you!

Coming soon to a local branch near you!

fence

No need to be on the fence about this book!

 

Ardent fan demanding autograph.

Ardent fan demanding kibble catnip autograph.

I hope you enjoyed this virtual tour as much as I did the real one! All without a single arrest for trespassing!


Available in print and electronic format:

PrintKindleNookiBooksKoboSmashwords

Also available as a Kindle Match Book. Buy the Print version from Amazon and get the Kindle version for 99 cents! (Note: you must buy the paperback first for this to work.)

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The Fine Art of Keeping Quiet: Now Available!

Today’s the day!

The Fine Art of Keeping Quiet is now available in print and electronic format! And there’s a special launch price as well. Get the e-book for $2.99, for a limited time.

Sometimes staying silent is the biggest lie of all.

Keeping QuietSophomore Jolia does the one thing no one expects from the girl who has perfected the art of keeping quiet.

She joins the speech team.

Jolia can’t confess the real reason–not to her best friend, her new teammates, or even to crush-worthy rival Sam who offers to coach her in secret.

Keeping quiet might be the easy way out, but when what Jolia doesn’t say starts to hurt those around her, it might just cost her a best friend, her spot on the team, and even Sam.

But she isn’t the only one with a secret. It’s going to take words–her words–to make things right.

If only Jolia can find them.


Available in print and electronic format:

PrintKindleNookiBooksKoboSmashwords

Also available as a Kindle Match Book. Buy the Print version from Amazon and get the Kindle version for 99 cents! (Note: you must buy the paperback first for this to work.)

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Weekly writing check-in: the one with all the rain

slow roadThis week was filled with rain and launch activities for the release of The Fine Art of Keeping QuietI’m really pleased with the free read activity (see links below). I love being able to offer a try-before-you buy sample. (I also love downloading and reading those myself, which is the main reason I’m doing this.)

It’s getting downloads at Barnes and Noble and Apple, but it’s no surprise that the most action is at Amazon:

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Otherwise, I did more work on Pansy, some world building and what I call, for lack of a better term, structural work. I’d like to say I’ve done more writing work this week, but I can’t.

No submissions, but then, no rejections either. I still have some pending work out there, too. I suspect there will be a deluge of rejections much like the rain we’ve had this week.

Writing Work:

Submissions:

  • None

Rejections:

  • None

Acceptances:

  • None

Publications:

It’s still free! Get two young adult short stories and the first four chapters of The Fine Art of Keeping Quiet.

KindleThe Trouble with PromNook,  iBooksKobo, Smashwords

 

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Weekly writing check-in: the one with the free read

I’m still gearing up for the release of The Fine Art of Keeping Quiet. One of the things I experimented with was making The Trouble with Prom (two original YA short stories and the first four chapters of The Fine Art of Keeping Quiet) a free read. This wasn’t too difficult, but it did involve some online gymnastics on my part. (If you’re interested, leave a comment, and I’ll let you know how I did it.)

I did some world-building work on Pansy this week. I didn’t manage any submissions, although I do have some stories I need to proof and send out to the next market. Soon. I will get back to that soon, since I enjoy it.

Writing Work:

Submissions:

  • None

Rejections:

  • None

Acceptances:

  • None

Publications:

It’s free! It’s free!

KindleThe Trouble with PromNook,  iBooksKobo, Smashwords

 

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Weekly writing check-in: the one with the graduation

I am still gearing up for the release of The Fine Art of Keeping Quiet. Part of that includes finishing the “listening” edit to catch any typos that may have slipped through. It works wonders, you guys. If you’re looking for another way to proof your work, I highly recommend obtaining some sort of text-to-speech program.

Actually, I have two: a software program on my computer and the text-to-speech function on my Kindle. This last is nice, since I can send my manuscripts to my Kindle, then take a pair of ear buds and listen just about anywhere I want to.

I also did a bit of editing work on some short stories and started a read through of a novel draft I wrote last year.

But most importantly, this week, I watched as my son walked across the stage and received his high school diploma.

 

Writing Work:

Submissions:

  • None

Rejections:

  • Like Bread Loves Salt

Acceptances:

  • None

Publications:

  • None

 

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Goodreads Giveaway: The Fine Art of Keeping Quiet

It’s here! The Goodreads giveaway is up and running. You can enter to win a signed copy of The Fine Art of Keeping Quiet, add it to your shelf on Goodreads, and so on.

 

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Fine Art of Keeping Quiet by Charity Tahmaseb

The Fine Art of Keeping Quiet

by Charity Tahmaseb

Giveaway ends June 24, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

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